D.D. Johnston was born and raised in Edinburgh where he attended university. He mixed a first novel out of years flipping burgers, studying sociology, starting an underground trades union, and chasing the corporate beast around Europe. Brought out by a small anarchist press in the US,Peace, Love and Petrol Bombs became a Book of the Year in The Sunday Herald. Time moved on. D.D. lodged himself in middle England, where students at the University of Gloucestershire voted him their outstanding lecturer of 2012. His mind chased revolutionary thought and action across the twentieth century as he charted the imbecility of existence in a modern university. His short fiction was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. This second novel won him his PhD from the University of Gloucester.